“Easier than you think, because life doesn’t have to be so hard” by Dr Richard Carlson – Book Review

Dr Richard Carlson wrote the bestselling book “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” back in 1996. I was a fan of him back then reading quite a number of “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” series. I picked up “Easier than you think” by chance in 2005, the year before 2006 when he died at age 45.” Life was so unpredictable but I am glad that I have learned about coping with life challenges through his books.

“Easier than you think, because life doesn’t have to be so hard” provides ideas of small changes in your life that add up to a world of difference.

There are 39 chapters of easy to read stories to emphasise that we can make a difference if only we take notice of happenings all around us. Dr Carlson put these in writing in case we miss them. The book is meant to be motivational. Life is worth living despite the ups and downs.

Just naming a few chapters will help us see what go into the book:

– Watch your thoughts
– Focus on the blessings
– Believe it or not, this too shall pass
– Make a small difference in someone’s life everyday

“Believe it or not, this too shall pass” talks about the author’s grumpy mood one morning. It took his young daughter to tell his dad to take it easy that day and at all possible not to make any big decisions. She further advised that he should stay away from e-mail with that kind of mood. To be aware of your mood would save the day from personal disaster. Foul mood too will pass and that is true unless one relish in bad mood.

Reading this 195-page book is easy and huge dividend can be had on living. I pay tribute to Dr Richard Carlson with this review.

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